Epicor reveals cloud-first strategy for ERP deployments in region

The provider of industry-specific enterprise software will incorporate Microsoft Azure as part of its cloud deployment for Epicor ERP in GCC countries and Egypt.

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Epicor reveals cloud-first strategy for ERP deployments in region	Sabby Gill, executive vice president for Epicor International.
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  August 15, 2016

Epicor Software Corporation has announced a new cloud-first strategy for Epicor ERP deployments in the region. The move follows a previous announcement where the company revealed it had chosen Microsoft Azure Datacenter to support its cloud deployments in Asia.

Commenting on the regional launch, Sabby Gill, executive vice president for Epicor International said, "Over the last couple of years, we have seen a growing appetite for cloud solutions from existing and new customers.

He added: "Rolling out our cloud-first strategy in the Middle East means ERP customers in the region can now leverage cloud deployment benefits including business consistency, worry-free security, hassle free upgrades, reduced risk and faster time to value.

"Perhaps most importantly, given the current economic climate with depressed oil-prices, cloud solutions also offer lower total cost of ownership (TCO)."

Part of the new strategy will include the introduction of Epicor ERP 10.1 release to the Middle East, an update which saw huge success in both the United States and parts of Asia.

Epicor's ERP was recently recognised as a finalist in the 2016 SaaS Awards programme, recognised for a rich feature set, as well as a number of business and technical benefits. These included the need for separate applications and spreadsheets and "one off" processes, as well as the tools to manage operations in one integrated web-based ERP solution.

Raheel Shamim, business systems manager for Al Rajhi Holding Group, Building Solution Sector, said: "The Epicor ERP solution has been one of the strengths and indispensable tools of our business processes for the last six years."

He added: "The decision by Epicor to roll out a cloud offering is not only a testament to their commitment to ensuring they provide us with best-of-breed solutions but the new strategy also affords us more choice and additional flexibility and agility, which is vital to our business growth."

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